9 DAYS SADDLE CROSS OVER CIRCUIT

9 DAYS SADDLE CROSS OVER CIRCUIT

Kilimanjaro trekking

Kilimanjaro trekking

Kilimanjaro trekking

Kilimanjaro trekking

Kilimanjaro trekking

Kilimanjaro trekking through Northern Circuit will take you to  have a luxury of time and a generous budget, the Northern Circuit route is one of the most beautiful routes on Kilimanjaro, offering sweeping 360-degree views across the rarely visited northern slopes. The route is long and will cost more, but it allows for the longest period of acclimatization time, and boasts the greatest summit success rate.

As for the direction of travel, the route starts in the west from the Londorossi Gate, travels to the Shira Ridge, and crosses over to the Shira Plateau. Then, instead of travelling south and following the direction that other routes take, the Northern Circuit swings north, travelling clockwise to the summit from the east. The descent is made along the Mweka route.

Previous trekking experience is highly recommended, as the days will feature 6-8 hours hiking with daily ascents of 900m to 1,000m, perhaps with the odd day ascending around 1,100m to 1,200m.

Depending on the route, you may be trekking at an altitude of over 3,500m. You need complete confidence in your ability to trek for many days over difficult terrain.

Extremes of altitude and weather may be encountered, as may the use of ice axes and crampons. A degree of physical and mental stamina will be essential to complete the hike as the days will be tiring.

Location: Travelling from the west and starting at the Londorossi Gate, the route starts in the same direction as the Lemosho route.

Tour Summary

Day 1:- Arrive in Tanzania and transfer to Arusha
Day 2: -MORUM BARRIER GATE 12,362 ft.3,768 mt. ~SHIRA 1 CAMP 12,200 ft. 3,720 mt.
Day 3: -SHIRA 1 CAMP ~ MOIR CAMP 13,800 ft. 4,205 mt.
Day 4: -MOIR CAMP ~ BUFFALO CAMP 13,200 ft. 4,025 mt.
Day 5: – BUFFALO CAMP ~ KIKELEWA CAVES CAMP 11,800 ft. 3600 m
Day 6: -KIKELEWA CAVES CAMP ~ MAWENZI TARN CAMP 14,160 ft.4,315 m
Day 7 : -MAWENZI TARN CAMP ~ OUTWARD BOUND CAMP 15,585 ft. 4,750 m
Day 8: OUTWARD BOUND CAMP ~ UHURU PEAK 19,340 ft.5,895 m Millennium CAMP 10,200 ft. 3,110 m
Day 9: MWEKA CAMP ~ MWEKA GATE 6,000 ft. 1,830 m

Kilimanjaro trekking

Day 1:- Arrive in Tanzania and transfer to Arusha

Welcome to Tanzania – Today you will be meet at Kilimanjaro International Airport and then transferred to hotel in Arusha. The drive from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha is approx one hour. Meals – Dinner at Mvuli hotel in Arusha https://www.mvulihotels.co.tz/ half board included

Day 2: -MORUM BARRIER GATE 12,362 ft.3,768 mt. ~SHIRA 1 CAMP 12,200 ft. 3,720 mt.

Departure from Arusha will be at around 7:30am for Londorossi gate, about 4 hours, where you will complete entry formalities. Then continue up by car to Morum Barrier Gate another hour to reach the trailhead. Upon arrival at trail-head, eat lunch, then commence through heather and moorland which lead to the first camp,which is a descent only about 1-2 hours of trekking. The view of Kibo from across the plateau is stunning.

Day 3: -SHIRA 1 CAMP ~ MOIR CAMP 13,800 ft. 4,205 mt.

Trek across the Shira plateau, east toward Kibo’s glaciered peak.Kilimanjaro northern circuit route. Shira is one of the highest plateaus on earth, averaging 12,500 feet. We immediately veer away from the tourist trails toward thee northeast edge of the Plateau to reach Moir Camp. The trek is about 4-5 hours over easy terrain. Moir camp is an isolated and seldom used camp affording views over the Shira Plateau.

Day 4: -MOIR CAMP ~ BUFFALO CAMP 13,200 ft. 4,025 mt.

Begin the morning trek heading out of the moorland and into the stark alpine desert, on a steep ridge off the main trail, and begin our venture on the Kilimanjaro northern circuit route. The total trekking time is about 5 – 7 hours. From the Pofu Campsite you will enjoy a magnificent view into Kenya’s wild lands to the north.

Day 5: – BUFFALO CAMP ~ KIKELEWA CAVES CAMP 11,800 ft. 3600 m

Proceed onward through valleys and over ridges through the alpine desert and moorland, continuing our circuit to the east, enjoying a vast mountain wilderness to ourselves. Kilimanjaro northern circuit route.Trekking time today is 5 – 7 hours.

Day 6: -KIKELEWA CAVES CAMP ~ MAWENZI TARN CAMP 14,160 ft.4,315 m

Trek 3-5 hours steadily upward to reach a placid mountain tarn lake at the foot of the majestically rising steep ridges of Mawenzi, Kilimanjaro’s second highest volcano. Kilimanjaro northern circuit route.The camp here is nestled along the tarn in a protected alcove with magnificent views towards the steeply rising rocks of Mawenzi.

Day 7 : -MAWENZI TARN CAMP ~ OUTWARD BOUND CAMP 15,585 ft. 4,750 m

The trekking time today is 5 – 7 hours, though a relatively easy hike across the wide saddle between Mawenzi and Kibo. Kilimanjaro northern circuit route.Kilimanjaro northern circuit route.The trek takes you across the massive saddle- the crossing is impressive and the landscape spectacularly stark. The temperatures turn cold as you near the foot of Kibo, reaching Outward Bound Camp after 5-7 hours of trekking.Kilimanjaro northern circuit route. Prepare all your gear for the day ahead, and turn in early to rest. A resupply of fresh food and supplies will reach camp on this afternoon.

Day 8: OUTWARD BOUND CAMP ~ UHURU PEAK 19,340 ft.5,895 m Millennium CAMP 10,200 ft. 3,110 m

A midnight wake-up call is the start of a long trek. You begin trekking at 1am up the winding path of endless switchbacks. From your camp to the rim of the crater Gillman’s Point 18,750 ft. 5,712 m to Uhuru Peak, the trekking time is about 7 – 8 hours. The slope is steep, with switchbacks, over loose rock and scree with some boulders as you near Gilman’s Point. Kilimanjaro northern circuit route.You will stop at Hans Meyer cave on the way, the famous place where Kilimanjaro’s first western climber described in his journals. Once you arrive at Gilman’s Point at the edge of the crater, the trail to the summit is less demanding, and is reached after a further 1½-2 hours along the snowy crater rim depending on the season Kilimanjaro northern circuit route . After a short time at the summit, re-trace your steps back to Gilman’s Point, then summon your strength again for further descent to Mweka Camp for the night.

Day 9: MWEKA CAMP ~ MWEKA GATE 6,000 ft. 1,830 m

End of Trekking

Kilimanjaro trekking

PricePricePrices for a Private Trek

The prices are based on your group size.
Solo Trekker USD 2070 per person

Group of 2 USD 2010 per person

Group of 3 USD 1955 per person

Group of 4 USD 1878 per person

Group of 5 USD 1830 per person

Group of 6 USD 1810 per person

Group of 7 USD 1808 per person

Group of 8 USD 1797 per person

Group of 9 USD 1788 per person

Group of 10 and above USD 1799 per person

Discounts Available discounts for Northern circuit route  – 9 days
Children between 5 years and 15 years old USD 800 per person

Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania USD 280 per person

East African Citizens USD 1000 per person

Kilimanjaro trekking

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE PACKAGE

Transportation to and from your selected route
All land transport
Quality, Waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tent
Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
Certified, experienced, English speaking mountain guides:
Government Climbing Taxes
Climbing permits
All hot Meals prepared by our cook while on Mountain
Guides, Porters and Cook Salaries
Fair and ethical treatment of Porters
Enough porters to carry your luggage
Safety Equipment:
Emergency Oxygen
Pulse Ox meter
Hot drinks at every meal
Water provided on climb, mineral water for the first day and boiled water every day
Emergency rescue fees
Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park and your Guide
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Personal items and toiletries
Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain
Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):
Guides: $20/day/guide

Cook

EXCLUDED IN THE PRICE PACKAGE

Porter: $10/day/porter

N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.
International airfares and departure taxes
All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc
Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
Laundry services
Visa and International flight tickets fees.
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